AFC East rival Jets up next
The Buffalo Bills had closed to within three points before halftime on a 1-yard score/run by LeSean McCoy bringing the game to 10-7. That was the last time the Bills would score as both the Baltimore Ravens and Bills defense stiffened up in the second half.
The Ravens managed to score a fourth quarter field goal to make the score what would be the final, 13-7.
“It’s a pretty darn good defense over there,” Bills coach Rex Ryan said. “I’m probably one of the only coaches that’ll give credit to the opponent because they deserve it. That defense played extremely well. They’re well coached and they got after us.”
The Bills have little time nor inclination to dwell on this loss. Playing in Baltimore is tough. Playing on opening day in Baltimore is nearly impossible. So let this game pass because Thursday is upon us and the New York Jets are a series team who are also looking for positive energy after also beginning with an 0-1 record.
Tomorrow’s game is the 111th meeting between the two teams and the Bills have won six of their last seven meetings with them. Whoever wins this game will avoid the early AFC East cellar so be sure to get out and get your tickets and help support your Buffalo Bills tomorrow night!
Rob Ryan’s reputation on the line
When Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan hired on his brother as an assistant head coach/defense and head turned and some wondered aloud if this would help a defense that was lackluster last season. Ryan’s last three stops had failed defenses and he has not been able to get back to his 2006 Oakland Raiders defense which ranked third in yards allowed. Last season as a part of the New Orleans Saints, Ryan’s defense allowed the most points in NFL history.
The Bills face the New York Giants on Saturday. The Giants also lost their preseason opener and are expected to play their starters a bit more this game.
A Stadium Note, the official name has been changed from Ralph Wilson Stadium to New Era Field after completing a seven year, $35 million deal with the New Era Cap Co.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available for this game as well as all preseason and regular season games. Get yours today and help cheer on Your Buffalo Bills!
Former Buffalo Bill veteran linebacker Brandon Spikes has resigned with the team after rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland went down with an knee injury. Spikes last played in Buffalo in 2014 and was cut last year by the New England Patriots.
“I’m not real sure,” Head Coach Rex Ryan said about Ragland. “I guess I was just so hopeful there’s not going to be ligament things. My understanding is that as you get going, your leg is so tight, they’ll fight it. You don’t really get a true look of that. So as we mentioned, we got to wait for that swelling to go down. I know every Bills fan out there is hoping for the best, and that’s certainly what we’re doing, but there is concern.”
The Bills kick off the preseason against the Indianapolis Colts this Saturday. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Buffalo Bills!!!